World’s largest container ship sets sail from Tianjin

World’s largest container ship sets sail from Tianjin
MSC Gulsun. PHOTO CREDIT: xinhuanet

MSC Gulsun, the world’s largest container vessel by carrying capacity, set sail from north China’s port city of Tianjin on Monday, heading for northwestern Europe.

With a maximum load of 224,986.4 tonnes, MSC Gulsun is capable of transporting 23,756 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), according to Jonathan Zhu, managing director of Greater China for the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, the operator of the ship.

The vessel is 399.9 meters long and 61.5 meters wide, and commissioned to arrive in northwestern Europe before passing through various ports, including Qingdao, Shanghai, Algeciras, Gdansk, Kaliningrad and Rotterdam.

The ship was built by Samsung Heavy Industries, the shipbuilding affiliate of Samsung Group of the Republic of Korea.

Source: Xinhua 

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